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Old 09-02-2003, 09:41 PM
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W114 --> W123 engine swap

I have two 240Ds. One is a 1974 240D, and the other is a 1982 240D. The body of the 1982 is beautiful, but the engine desperately needs a rebuild. The 74 is rusting quite a bit now, but the engine was rebuilt around 30k miles ago. How complicated would it be to switch the engines from these two cars? Is it a reasonable thing to do?

1982 240D - 350k miles and still going strong...
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Old 09-03-2003, 08:12 AM
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Location: Tucker, Ga USA
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The accelerator linkage & transmission controls can be a problem! So can the oil filter as they are in different locations. Also the glow systems are completly different. Also mounting the A/C compressor & making up new hoses will be a chore.
The intake & exhaust manifolds are also very different & will need swapped.
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